New York – The members of the Security Council welcome the holding on 7 July 2012 of the first national elections in Libya in nearly half a century. The members of the Security Council consider the elections a milestone for Libya’s democratic transition.
New York – The United Nations is proposing an international tax, combined with other innovative financing mechanisms, to raise more than $400 billion annually for development and global challenges such as fighting climate change.
New York – The Secretary-General warmly congratulates the Libyan people on the occasion of the country’s first election in nearly half a century.
New York – The Secretary-General congratulates the people, Government and political parties of Timor-Leste for the peaceful and orderly manner in which today’s parliamentary election was held.
Tokyo – I would like to express my deep appreciation to the Government of Japan for its commitment to peace in Afghanistan and for generously hosting this event. I also commend the Government of Afghanistan for defining its vision for the Transformation Decade.